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text 2018-10-22 15:56
Reading progress update: I've read 17 out of 640 pages.
Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within - George R.R. Martin,H.P. Lovecraft,Neil Gaiman,Tessa Gratton,Bentley Little,Zak Jarvis,Violet Glaze,Peter Giglio,Mercedes M. Yardley,Dieter Meyer,Scott Bradley,Brad C. Hodson,Nicole Cushing,Alice Henderson,Alethea Kontis,Steve Duffy,Maxwell Hart,Richard Ch

 

I completed "The Company of Wolves" which was just as creepy and bizarre as the movie based off this story.

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text 2018-10-22 12:04
Reading progress update: I've read 84 out of 176 pages.
Summer Morning, Summer Night - Ray Bradbury

Did I just read a story about a serial killer? Or what? Colour me baffled...

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review 2018-10-21 05:33
Bittersweet is such an odd word for this, yet...
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

I'd never read this collection before, and I'm happy to say I liked this one about as much as Adventures (which is to say, among favourite Holmes').

 

There is this sense of deep friendship that permeates it and also growth. Holmes has changed as time passed, taking more care of what he divulges once he solves the mystery, he's more... empathetic I guess. Oh, and he has stopped doing drugs.

 

It might be that I was primed by the first story. I felt angry at the detective for concealing his continuing living from Watson, even as I grasped his pragmatism, but I reached dismay when I realized Watson was now a widower. Holy shit, the man had to have had some terrible three years there.

 

But whatever I though of Holmes, I could read in Watson's frame his care, and maybe the same tether that saved him in A Study in Scarlet. And if I got fanciful, I might imagine Watson's bereavement is recent, and Sherlock picked a good time to show himself.

 

Because those are some long years of friendship folks (my maths say 16 from A Study to Abbey Grange), and the bits where Watson points to them being middle aged men have their bittersweet culmination in the mention on the final story of Holmes having retired.

 

And hell, I'm feeling like bumping Memoirs' stars now.

 

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text 2018-10-20 14:40
Reading progress update: I've read 71 out of 176 pages.
Summer Morning, Summer Night - Ray Bradbury

These Things Happen: Bradbury seems to have idolised certain authority figures as a child, particularly librarians and teachers.

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text 2018-10-19 20:02
Halloween Bingo - Cozy Mystery
The Witness for the Prosecution (Short Story e-book) - Agatha Christie

I was debating between two authors for the Wild Card - Agatha Christie and Charlaine Harris. Agatha Christie is my go-to mystery author, but I have been trying to actually finish the Sookie Stackhouse books, so I've been reading a decent amount of Charlaine Harris. I finally decided to go with Agatha Christie. My first Wild Card book was The Witness for the Prosecution. I'm using it for the Cozy Mystery square.

 

 

 

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